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Italy’s Trash Robot

Today’s robots have the ability to do tasks that humans both do not want to do. In Italy’s case, the politics of picking up trash landed cities with trash pile ups and ultimately a less clean area to live. The Trash Robot works by arriving a home, asking for a personal ID number that identifies both the user and then asking if the trash is organic, recyclable or waste. Using this robot both helps make trash clean up efficient but also tracks how much trash is being collected through Italian cities. The Trash Robot takes the trash in its belly to a dump site, where no human would want to travel to. Using technology like the Trash Robot, gives humans the ability to use robots to complete tasks that humans do not want to do and cannot do as efficiently.

In the 21st century, engineers are continuing to develop robots to complete tasks that benefit humans in many ways. These advancements have led robots to become widely used in our communities.

There are many benefits for using robots:

  • They are capable of lifting heavy loads without injury.

  • They are more precise in their movements.

  • They can produce more products in a shorter amount of time.

  • They can work at a constant speed with no breaks.

  • They can perform tasks that are dangerous to humans.

  • They can work in hazardous conditions, such as poor lighting, toxic chemicals, or tight spaces.